Iran top leader: Troublemakers in election will be ‘slapped’

Ali Khamenei

Abc News – By NASSER KARIMI AND JON GAMBRELL, ASSOCIATED PRESS – TEHRAN, Iran —Iran’s supreme leader warned Wednesday that anyone trying to foment unrest around the upcoming presidential election “will definitely be slapped in the face” — a sign authorities want to avoid a repetition of the violence that followed the country’s disputed 2009 poll.

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Iran election’s theatrics, frank discourse push boundaries

FILE — In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017 file photo, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, center, waves to his supporters accompanied by Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi, left, at a campaign rally for the May 19 presidential election, in Tehran, Iran. From a former president disobeying the supreme leader to open discussion of a 1980s mass execution, Iran’s presidential election is pushing the boundaries of what can be discussed and done there, a small but noticeable shift in the country’s clerically overseen polls. (Vahid Salemi, File/Associated Press)
By Jon Gamberell -The Washington Post – AP May 10. 2017 – DUBAI, United Arab Emirates From a former president disobeying the supreme leader to open discussion of a 1980s mass execution, Iran’s presidential election is pushing the boundaries of what can be discussed in public and done online, a small but noticeable shift in the country’s clerically overseen polls.

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An Interview with Scholar and Historian Ervand Abrahamian on the Islamic Republic’s “Greatest Crime”

 

Scholar and Historian Ervand Abrahamian

10.Mai 2017 –  Presidential Hopeful Ebrahim Raisi Served on Committee That Ordered Executions of Thousands

The executions of thousands of political prisoners in Iran in 1988 has received renewed attention due to the presidential election coming up on May 19, in which one of the candidates—Ebrahim Raisi—was a member of the committee that ordered the killings.

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“Respect international law” – UN experts urge Iran to stop executions of two men sentenced to death as children

OHCHR- GENEVA (28 April 2017) – Iran must abide by its obligations under international human rights law and stop carrying out death sentences passed on persons who committed offences when children, say a group of United Nations rights experts* calling for an immediate halt to the execution of two persons, who were sentenced when they were both under 18.

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